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Polish confectionery exports blossom and should continue without Russia: KPMG

“The export of Polish goods is blossoming because of the great quality of our products as well as competitive prices that Polish manufacturers can offer,

Export value of the Polish confectionery market almost doubled in the last five years and shouldn’t stop growing even in case of a potential Russian embargo on confectionery, according to an expert. 

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Cambridge University and mystery industry backer to explore heat tolerant chocolate

Scientists at the University of Cambridge are to research how to keep chocolate from melting in hot, tropical regions.

North America shores up Lindt performance in H1

Lindt & Sprüngli has reported sales and net profit gains in the first half of 2014 driven by performance in North America.

Barry Callebaut opens Chilean factory to source Arcor

Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other industry players.

Hershey suspends US flavored milk shipments to China

Shipments of Hershey’s brand flavored milk to China have been suspended after a consignment found to contain unapproved ingredients was destroyed.

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Food Safety recall round-up 15-21 August

Recalls: Cleaning agent, glass and pathogens from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany, the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction from NutraIngredients.com

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a study suggests.

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From ebola-curing kimchi to cancer water: Five Asian food myths from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Asian cultures are noted across the world for their superstitions, and myths relating to food feature high on their lists. One recent report even suggests that kimchi, Korea's favourite condiment that is known for its many health properties, could even cure ebola. While this is clearly not true, we decided...

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use from NutraIngredients.com

A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are taking dietary supplements, which the authors say could put them at risk of adverse drug reactions.

Obesity caused mainly by inactivity, not sugar from FoodManufacture.co.uk

The rise in obesity in the UK has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity, not by increased calorie and sugar consumption, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs.

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Chocolate fat reduction with fruit juice: Mondelēz patent
Patent Watch

Mondelēz eyes patent for fat reducing chocolate technique using fruit juice

Mondelēz International is seeking a patent on a chocolate production method using fruit juice that halves fat...

Premium chocolate brands missing from Nestlé’s locker, says Euromonitor

Premium chocolate brands missing from Nestlé’s locker, says Euromonitor

Nestlé must look to acquire premium chocolate brands as its mass market products are underperforming, says Euromonitor.

Reduced calories chocolate formula with natural sweeteners

‘All natural’ reduced calorie chocolate can match sugar counterpart, say researchers

A formula using stevia leaves and peppermint gives a fully natural-sweetened chocolate that has a similar taste...

Central American cocoa crop set for boost

‘Watch out for Central America’: Quality cocoa set to surge

The next several years will herald a surge in quality cocoa volumes from Central America creating opportunities...

Confectionery launches in 2014

Innovate or die: Top confectioners unveil recent and upcoming launches

ConfectioneryNews sifts through recent and future launches from the world’s biggest confectionery firms including Mondelēz, Mars, Nestlé,...

Jelly Belly consolidates branded manufacturing in California
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Jelly Belly consolidates branded manufacturing in California

Jelly Belly has announced plans to cut 66 jobs at its North Chicago plant and move branded...

Ebola fears force Barry Callebaut to cancel Ivorian meeting

Ebola fears force Barry Callebaut to cancel Ivorian meeting

Barry Callebaut has cancelled its annual managers’ meeting in Côte D’Ivoire over fears of the Ebola virus,...

European confectioners reluctant to pay premium for hygienic machines

European confectioners reluctant to pay premium for hygienic machines

European confectionery manufacturers must break the bank for hygienically designed processing equipment or risk paying the price...

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